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EXPEDITED TRAVEL VISAS FOR RUSSIA

Listed below is all the information for a US Citizen to travel to Russia.

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Country: Russia
Citizenship: US Citizen
Visa Type: Transit
Visa Required: Yes
Maximum Stay: Airport Transit Only

Travel Alerts / Special Notes:

Russian Consulates along with ILS offices will be closed on Monday, November 3rd and on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 in observance of Unity Day in Russia. Our offices will reopen to normal schedule again on Wednesday, November 5th. The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens in Russia to the ongoing tensions in Ukraine and the potential for increased public demonstrations and anti-American actions in Russia in connection with Russian actions in the Crimea. Listed Consular/Embassy fees include a $5 Money Order fee.
ENTRY TYPE MAX VALIDITY PROCESSING TIME EMBASSY/CONSULATE FEE SERVICE FEE TOTAL FEE
Single Entry 24 Hours 10-15 business days
6-9 business days
3-5 business days
$178.00
$288.00
$288.00
$100.00
$150.00
$250.00
$278
$438
$538
Double Entry 24 Hours per entry 10-15 business days
6-9 business days
3-5 business days
$178.00
$288.00
$288.00
$100.00
$150.00
$250.00
$278
$438
$538
* plus shipping fee

Instructions for Travel Visa Application:

NOTE: TRANSIT visa is required if the period of stay in Russia exceeds 24 hours or a traveler needs to change the airport. To apply for a Transit visa present the following documents:

  • Visa of the destination country;
  • Tickets for the entire itinerary

Applicant can apply for a Transit visa prior to departure.  Please provide the requirements listed below;

A) Provide your PHYSICAL passport.

  • The Passport MUST be signed.
  • Your Passport MUST have (2) blank visa pages that are adjacent to each other.
  • The Passport Must have at least (6) months remaining validity from date of entry.
Note: Please be advised that your passport should be undamaged. Passports should be free of fraying, tears, damage to the credential page and pages that have been separated from the binding.



B) One copy of the Passport data page. (page with picture on it).



C) Complete One Russian Visa Application.


D) Two Passport -Size Photographs. (Photographs cut to meet requirements of: 35 mm X 45 mm (1 3/8" X 1 3/4").

 

E) Proof of onward Travel(Copy of applicant itinerary or airline ticket or e-mail e-ticket confirmation).

 

F) Proof of travel visa for "next" country of onward travel (if required dependent on nationality). Please consult a TPAVC agent to determine if visa is required of your nationality).



G) Complete TPAVC Order Form & Payment.



(PLEASE REVIEW THE RUSSIAN VISA APPLICATION DOWNLOAD FOR COMPLETE DETAILS)

IMPORTANT VISA ISSUANCE NOTE:  Consulates and Embassies reserve the right to request additional information and or documentation prior to granting the issuance of any visa. Consulates and Embassies reserve the right to reject the issuance of a visa at their discretion. In some cases, the Consular fee is non-refundable. Processing and service fees are non-refundable. Processing fees and government fees are subject to change without notice.

Country: Russia
Citizenship: US Citizen
Visa Type: Work
Visa Required: Yes
Maximum Stay: Varies

Travel Alerts / Special Notes:

ENTRY TYPE MAX VALIDITY PROCESSING TIME EMBASSY/CONSULATE FEE SERVICE FEE TOTAL FEE
Single Entry 30 Days 10-15 business days
6-9 business days
3-5 business days
$198.00
$288.00
$318.00
$10.00
$150.00
$250.00
$208
$438
$568
Double Entry 30 Days 10-15 business days
6-9 business days
3-5 business days
$198.00
$288.00
$318.00
$100.00
$150.00
$250.00
$298
$438
$568
Multiple Entry 1 - 3 yr., 90 Days 10-15 business days
3-5 business days
$198.00
$488.00
$100.00
$250.00
$298
$738
* plus shipping fee

Instructions for Travel Visa Application:

WORK VISAS are issued to foreign nationals traveling to the Russian Federation with the intent to perform paid work which is taxable.  The inviting organization must obtain an Original Official Invitation issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation that is made by the inviting Russian company.

Work visas may be granted an extension based on the contract length entered between the Employer and Employee by contacting a local Federal Migration Service office.  Extensions must be in compliance with the laws of the Russian Federation.

Work Visas are single-entry with a maximum duration of 90 days, or 1 or 3 year Multiple-Entry.

 

A) Provide your PHYSICAL passport.

  • The Passport MUST be signed.
  • Your Passport MUST have (2) blank visa pages that are adjacent to each other.
  • The Passport Must have at least (6) months remaining validity from date of entry.
Note:  Please advised that you passport should be undamaged.  Passports should be free of fraying, tears, damage to the credential page and pages that have been separated from the binding.



B) One copy of the Passport data page. (Page with picture on it).


C) Complete One Russian Visa Application.


D) Two Passport-Size Photographs(Photographs cut to meet requirements of: 35 mm X 45 mm (1 3/8" X 1 3/4").


E) Complete the Russian Authorization/Cover Letter form.


F) Original Business Letter of Financial Guarantee. Provided by U.S. company. (Reference template for content). 


G) Original official Invitation issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation.  

H) Proof of Travel.  (A copy of applicant itinerary, airline ticket or e-mail e-ticket confirmation (Rush processing only).

 

I) HIV Test Certificate and required if applying for a stay of more than 3 months. (Must be issued witlhin the last 90 days).


I) Complete TPAVC Order Form & payment.

Important:  Consular fees and processing times subject to change without notice.

Country: Russia
Citizenship: US Citizen
Visa Type: Tourist
Visa Required: Yes
Maximum Stay: 30 days

Travel Alerts / Special Notes:

Russian Consulates along with ILS offices will be closed on Monday, November 3rd and on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 in observance of Unity Day in Russia. Our offices will reopen to normal schedule again on Wednesday, November 5th. The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens in Russia to the ongoing tensions in Ukraine and the potential for increased public demonstrations and anti-American actions in Russia in connection with Russian actions in the Crimea.
ENTRY TYPE MAX VALIDITY PROCESSING TIME EMBASSY/CONSULATE FEE SERVICE FEE TOTAL FEE
Single Entry 30 days 10-15 business days
6-9 business days
3-5 business days
$198.00
$288.00
$318.00
$75.00
$150.00
$250.00
$273
$438
$568
Double Entry 30 days 10-15 business days
6-9 business days
3-5 business days
$198.00
$288.00
$318.00
$75.00
$150.00
$250.00
$273
$438
$568
Multiple Entry 30 days 10-15 business days
6-9 business days
3-5 business days
$198.00
$488.00
$518.00
$75.00
$150.00
$250.00
$273
$638
$768
* plus shipping fee

Instructions for Travel Visa Application:

A) Provide your PHYSICAL passport.

  • The Passport MUST be signed.
  • Your Passport MUST have (2) blank visa pages that are adjacent to each other.
  • The Passport Must have at least (6) months remaining validity from date of entry.
Note: Please be advised that your passport should be undamaged. Passports should be free of fraying, tears, damage to the credential page and pages that have been separated from the binding.



B) One copy of the Passport data page. (page with picture on it).



C) Complete One Russian Visa Application.


D) Two Passport-Size Photographs.  (Photographs cut to meet requirements of: 35 mm X 45 mm (1 3/8" X 1 3/4").



E) Complete the Russian Authorization/Cover Letter form.



F) Russian Confirmation Letter or Tourist Voucher. TPAVC obtains Confirmation Letter/Vouchers.

**Please complete the Russian Tourist Voucher Order Form**

 Note: Tourist Invitatiion fee is in addition to both Consular and processing fees.

Tourist Invitation

Business Days

Cost

Single  Entry

Same Day

$75

Double  Entry

Same Day

$90

Group Entry

Same Day

$150



G) Proof of Travel. Copy of applicant itinerary, airline ticket or e-mail e-ticket confirmation. (Rush processing only).



H) Complete TPAVC Order Form & Payment.



(PLEASE REVIEW THE RUSSIAN VISA APPLICATION DOWNLOAD FOR COMPLETE DETAILS).

Important:  Consular fees and processing times subject to change without notice.

Country: Russia
Citizenship: US Citizen
Visa Type: Business
Visa Required: Yes
Maximum Stay: Varies

Travel Alerts / Special Notes:

Russian Consulates along with ILS offices will be closed on Monday, November 3rd and on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 in observance of Unity Day in Russia. Our offices will reopen to normal schedule again on Wednesday, November 5th. The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens in Russia to the ongoing tensions in Ukraine and the potential for increased public demonstrations and anti-American actions in Russia in connection with Russian actions in the Crimea.
ENTRY TYPE MAX VALIDITY PROCESSING TIME EMBASSY/CONSULATE FEE SERVICE FEE TOTAL FEE
Single Entry 30 days 10-15 business days
6-9 business days
3-5 business days
$128.00
$218.00
$248.00
$100.00
$150.00
$250.00
$228
$368
$498
Double Entry 30 days 10-15 business days
6-9 business days
3-5 business days
$12.00
$218.00
$248.00
$100.00
$150.00
$250.00
$112
$368
$498
Multiple Entry 30 days 10-15 business days
6-9 business days
3-5 business days
$198.00
$488.00
$518.00
$100.00
$150.00
$250.00
$298
$638
$768
* plus shipping fee

Instructions for Travel Visa Application:

 

A) Provide your PHYSICAL passport.

  • The Passport MUST be signed.
  • Your Passport MUST have (2) blank visa pages that are adjacent to each other.
  • The Passport Must have at least (6) months remaining validity from date of entry.
Note:  Please advised that you passport should be undamaged.  Passports should be free of fraying, tears, damage to the credential page and pages that have been separated from the binding.



B) One copy of the Passport data page. (Page with picture on it).


C) Complete One Russian Visa Application.


D) Two Passport-Size Photographs(Photographs cut to meet requirements of: 35 mm X 45 mm (1 3/8" X 1 3/4").


E) Business Letter of Financial Guarantee.


F) Letter of Invitation approved through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  TPAVC obtains invitation letters.

** COMPLETE RUSSIAN BUSINESS LETTER INVITATION ORDER FORM** 

Note: Invitation fees are in addition to Consular and Travel Visa fees.

Invitation Type/Duration

Business Days

Cost

Single  Entry, 1 month

5 days

$150

Single  Entry, 1 month

7 days

$100

Single Entry, 1 month

16 days

$75

Double Entry, 1 month

5 days

$150

Double Entry, 1 month

7 days

$100

Double Entry, 1 month

16 days

$75

Single Entry, 3 month

5 days

$150

Single Entry, 3 month

7 days

$100

Single Entry, 3 month

16 days

$75

Double Entry,  3 month

5 days

$150

Double Entry, 3 month

7 days

$100

Double Entry, 3 month

16 days

$75

Multiple Entry, 6 month

14 days

$250

Multiple Entry, 6 month

16 days

$200

Multiple Entry, 6 month

21 days

$150

Multiple Entry, 1 year

14 days

$250

Multiple Entry, 1 year

16 days

$200

Multiple Entry, 1 year

21 days

$150


G) Proof of Travel.  (A copy of applicant itinerary, airline ticket or e-mail e-ticket confirmation (Rush processing only)


H) Complete TPAVC Order Form & payment.


(PLEASE REVIEW THE RUSSIAN VISA APPLICATION DOWNLOAD FOR DETAILED REQUIREMENTS)

Important:  Consular fees and processing times subject to change without notice.

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